2009: The year in cricket

It’s got to be done. Brace yourself for some links. Maybe bookmark the page for later but never actually read it. That’s what we’d do. January Peter Moores said Liberty X were derivative and Kevin Pietersen said that Moores was an inbred Maxonian obsessed with wheelie bin collections. England lost

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How England win Test matches

Basically, through ambush. They plod along, being solid and unspectacular and then in one innings in the field, they completely steamroller the opposition. Think of England’s wins since Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss took over. West Indies were rolled for 152 at Lord’s; the same opponents were dispatched for 176

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Shane Watson run out against Pakistan

Opening batsmen always talk about developing ‘an understanding’ with their opening partner. Shane Watson and Simon Katich should try and understand that batsmen should end up at opposite ends when running between the wickets. We hope Australia never drop Shane Watson. He blends haplessness, incompetence, misfortune and childish petulance. It’s

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How soft is Shane Watson?

We’ve always said that Shane Watson always looks on the verge of tears. Chris Gayle agrees. Gayle says that Watson’s easy to wind up. “He only looks big and strong but he’s soft.” But how soft? We already know that Watson’s so soft he has to sleep in Brett Lee’s

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